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B>BANGKOK:/BThai police shot and killed two suspected gun dealers yesterday, the first casualties in a war on mafia-style mobsters ordered by the prime minister.
B>CANBERRA:/BThai, Myanmar and Russian women are being smuggled into Australia to work for little or no pay as prostitutes, a newspaper reported yesterday, days after the country's first cases of sex slavery went to court.
A Fisheries Department patrol boat which was stolen from an outpost in Pulau Tinggi, off Mersing, may have been used by a foreign syndicate involved in human trafficking or piracy.
The Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) has formed a task force to look into the issue of trafficking in women and prostitution.
The hunt for suspected Jemaah Islamiah (JI) members, especially its bomb expert Dr Azahari Husin and chief co-ordinator Nordin Mohd Top, is expected to be hotly discussed by Asean police chiefs during their annual meeting in Manila beginning today.
B>NEW DELHI:/BFans turned foes and heckled India's top rock star Daler Mehndi yesterday after he surrendered to police in northern Punjab state after a month of hiding to face charges of human trafficking.
Indian police said yesterday they would need to question pop star Daler Mehndi again over his alleged involvement with a human trafficking racket after he sang his pop songs and was 'brazenly cheerful' during interrogation.
B>PHNOM PENH:/BA US national became the third American man in two weeks to be charged by a Cambodian court with sex crimes against children.
NEWS reports from Singapore have alleged that coastal villages in Johor along the Tebrau Straits are being used as bases to smuggle illegal immigrants into the island republic, I>Nanyang Siang Pau /I>reported.
Britain and China are exchanging police officials to tackle the problem of human trafficking highlighted by the deaths of 19 mainly Chinese migrants in England, a British diplomat said yesterday.